Fundamental validation of the finite volume particle method for 3D sloshing dynamics
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Volume 68, Issue 1, pages 1–17, 10 January 2012
How to Cite
Guo, L. C., Zhang, S., Morita, K. and Fukuda, K. (2012), Fundamental validation of the finite volume particle method for 3D sloshing dynamics. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 68: 1–17. doi: 10.1002/fld.2490
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 30 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 1 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 16 NOV 2009
- three-dimensional fluid dynamics;
- finite volume particle method
The use of the finite volume particle (FVP) method is validated for three-dimensional sloshing dynamics with a free surface by comparing with results from experiments. In the first part, two typical sloshing experiments for a single liquid phase are simulated, and slosh characteristics that include the free surface behavior and hydrodynamic pressure are reported. Moreover, the influences of the circular wall geometry and spatial resolution in the simulation are studied in a sensitivity analysis. In the second part, two sloshing problems with solid bodies are simulated to preliminarily verify the applicability of the FVP method to three-dimensional solid bodies' motion in liquid flow. Good agreement between simulations and corresponding experiments indicates that the present FVP method well reproduces three-dimensional sloshing behavior. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.